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24 — Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, July 31, 2014 www.times.co.nz 122841 Thanks to SeaLink this package includes a return ferry trip to Waiheke Island for a car and two people along with two nights’ accommodation. GREAT WINTER ESCAPE PACKAGE SeaLink and Times Newspapers are giving away to one lucky reader a Simply tell us why you or a loved one deserves this great giveaway. Send your entry to Times Newspapers Sealink Promotion PO Box 259-243 Botany, Auckland or email email@example.com. Entries close August 31, 2014. Waiheke Island Super Saver Ferry Fares * Available on selected sailings. See website for terms & conditions SL-14-024 Book online at www.sealink.co.nz or call 0800 SEALINK (0800 732 546) SL-14-017 Call 0800 SEALINK (0800 732 546) or visit our check-in office. www.sealink.co.nz WIN! All occupational licenses for units at the village are secured by a first ranking encumbrance over the village land in favour of the Statutory Supervisor. CONTACT US: 217 Kupe Street, Orakei, Auckland. Phone: 521 9015 Fax: 521 9011 Website: www.eastcliffe.co.nz 122830-v2 This July we are offering a sales promotion on our 1-bedroom serviced apartments – priced from $220,000. Be warm and cosy all year round in our main building and enjoy the Rangitoto sea views from one of our four lounges. Please call Cherie or Penelope on 521 9015 to view and discuss the wide range of service options available. EASTCLIFFE ON ORAKEI RETIREMENT VILLAGE EASTCLIFFE ON ORAKEI RETIREMENT VILLAGE Treat family and friends to a unique gift that puts Howick on the map and in your home. UNIQUE LOCAL GIFTS Tea Towels $15 Howick Canvas 594mm wide x 841mm deep (A1) $150 To buy call into Times House, 50 Stonedon Dr, East Tamaki. Or order online @ www.times.co.nz Also available at: Victoria’s of Howick, 87 Picton St, Howick. Ph 534 2490. And: Howick Historical Village MASS ENERGY: The stars of Cockle Bay School won first place in the Made4Kids primary section of the Dance 4 Asthma competition. Photo supplied Students get in step By Farida Master tHERE was a time when only a select few star pupils in school got a chance to show off their talents on stage. But with the burst of music and dance videos encouraging mass participation, the entire school now gets to display groovy moves. Dance 4 Asthma was a recently organised national dance competi- tion raising awareness of asthma. It involved schools choreographing a dance to the tune of Mama Said by Moorhouse. Out of 38 schools, Cockle Bay School won first prize in the Made4Kids primary section of the Asthma Foundation contest. “The whole school participated in the video for the chorus, 716 pupils. I filmed them over a week,” says Kirsten Bell, who has been teaching dance for 18 years. “This was a great opportunity for the children to have fun and dance in unity, for a cause. “It was neat to have individuals, small lunchtime groups, classes and then the whole school dance to this catchy song. “You can still spot the year 1s at lunchtime doing the v-step whilst singing Mama Said,” she says, thrilled that all the effort paid off. Involving all the students in the dance video was a huge challenge. “This was tricky, as I had to make up simple moves for the five to 11 year-olds that didn’t consume classroom time. “I was able to get a little more technical with the small groups. The year 1 kids were the cutest. They couldn’t stop laughing.” Erin Simpson, Asthma Foun- dation ambassador and judge of Dance 4 Asthma, was impressed with Cockle Bay’s video. “You looked like professional dancers as you were in time with each other. I loved that your whole school was dancing at the end, amazing!” Moorhouse, the boy band first spotted on TV3’s X Factor, say they were honoured to have their song used. “The reason we sing and perform our music around New Zealand is to make people smile and enjoy each other’s company, and there’s no better way of doing that with dancing. “Dancing for a great cause makes it that much more special.” Impressed with the creativ- ity, energy and enthusiasm put into Dance 4 Asthma by the schools, Teresa Demetriou, of the Asthma Foundation, says: “We want our kids to be confident, healthy and participating fully at school. “With one in seven kids in NZ taking medication for asthma and asthma being responsible for 550,000 lost school days every year, it’s important to raise the profile of asthma for all our young people.” What better way to do it than in a fun and positive way involving stu- dents at every level.
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